Pococke’s Travels in Egypt

Name of text: Pococke’s Travels in Egypt
Author of text: Richard Pococke
Date of text: c. 1737
Date of person in text: 1704-65
Name of structure in text: Castle at the Citadel
Type of structure in text: castle
Date of structure in text 12th century
Century of structure 1: 12 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Egypt
Region in text:
City in text: Cairo
Specific place of mosaic in text: Walls?
Description of mosaic in text:

At the west of the castle are remains of very grand apartments, some of them covered with domes, and adorned with mosaic pictures of trees and houses, that doubtless belonged to ancient sultans, and it is said have since been inhabited by the Pashas. This part of the castle is now only used for weaving, embroidering and preparing the hangings they send every year to Mecca.

Mosaic date in text: 12 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Pococke, Richard (travelling 1737) Pococke’s Travels in Egypt, in Pinkerton, John, ed., A General Collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world, XV (London: Longman and others, 1814), p. 190  


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